MARK Shelley Alcala and Carlo Remo dominated their respective rivals to reach the third round of the boys’ Under-19 singles, while Micah Quion and Terence Pomar advanced in the ladies side of the PBA-Victor Ming Ramos Youth Cup Badminton Championships yesterday at the PSC Badminton Hall of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
Alcala, a member of the national juniors team and younger brother of the country’s top lady player Malvinne Ann, clobbered Gabriel Santos 21-3, 21-1. Remo of Escoses Training Camp eased past Diego Libiran, 21-13, 21-17, in the premier division of the event put up by Philippine Badminton Association honorary chair and former First Lady Amelita “Ming” Ramos.
Quion of Allied Victor UP held off Andrea Burgos, 21-12, 21-18, while Pomar, also of Escoses TC, outplayed Joymee Banting, 21-14, 21-11, to lead the early winners in the girls’ U-19 class where Malvinne Ann is the top seed.
In the Under-13 division, Earl Baes of Allied Victor UP whipped Vincent Catalan, 21-3, 21-1, while Timothy Santos of MSI Junior Team Babolat defeated Derryk Esteban, 21-4, 21-15, to advance to the second round of the five-day event that drew 620 players from 54 teams across the country.
Ariana Belen, playing out of Batang Kuya AI BA, disposed of Feeby Ferrer, 21-10, 21-15, while Shaine Alonzo of Whackers Badminton Academy trounced Janelle Santos, 21-10, 21-13, to reach the Last 32 of the girls’ Under-13 class.
Fancied Juan Carlos Nadong of Babolat Academy scored a 21-9, 21-13 romp over Steven Go to lead the early winners in the boys’ Under-15 class of the event sponsored by Victor, exclusively distributed by PCOME Industrial Sales Inc.